Category: Culture

Observations from the United States of Generica from the Great MidBest.

The 1970 Hunter S. Thompson article about meeting Ralph Steadman for the first time and covering the drunken madness of the Derby, “The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved,” stands alone as the seminal work on Derby culture and marks the beginning of Gonzo Journalism.  This article before you probably won’t mark the beginning of […]

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This can’t contain spoilers for two reasons:  1) you’ve probably already seen the movie, and 2) you can’t spoil something that’s already rotten.  “Avengers” is already in the title, so you sort of know what you’re getting.  Except now the geniuses at Marvel weren’t content to limit their ability to develop any characters by including […]

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Though the excursion to Dolittle Land was less than optimal, our morning conversations after that often landed on the topic of further exploration.  Should we “do” something else? To be truthful, it was I who would direct the conversational plane in that direction.  L is satisfied with the relaxing life.  I try to be, but […]

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